The debut of the new Ducati ended in tragedy

The debut of the new Ducati ended in tragedy

The tragic incident occurred in the USA in the race pikes Peak (Pikes Peak). Shortly before the finish line killed America Ducati rider Carlin Dunne (Carlin Dunne). Dunn – four-time champion of “pikes Peak”. The last time he won just last year. At the same time becoming the first motorcyclist who overcame a 20-kilometer distance of the race in less than 10 minutes. This year, after three sessions, he, too, was in the lead and was preparing to set a new record.

Rider spoke at the prototype of the new Streetfighter from Ducati, the Panigale is made on the basis of V4. Official data on how the incident occurred, no, but according to one of the journalists who saw the incident with his own eyes, literally less than 10 meters to go, the bike “stumbled” on a small ledge near the summit and fell from the mountain.

“I have no words. We are in shock. Carlin has long been a part of our strong family of Ducati, and probably one of the most kind and sincere people I know. We will always remember his enthusiasm and love of the sport”, – said General Director of Ducati North America Jason Chinnock.

At the Ducati factory in Bologna the memory of the deceased today observed a minute of silence. Pikes Peak International Hill Climb (PPIHC) is an annual international automobile and motorcycle competitions, participants go up the hill. It all happens on the mountain pikes Peak in Colorado. The second informal name – “Race to the clouds” (Race to the Clouds). Winding road has 156 turns, and elevation change between the start and finish of 1439 meters.